Most people probably know this, but for those consultants (like myself) who are new to Macs, a quick tip on using the Logitech mice in Grad Center: For some reason the middle click (press-down on scroll wheel) is linked to Dashboard by default. Since you can't use the Mouse system preferences control to remap the buttons on the Logitech mice, go to System Preferences > Dashboard & Expose instead. Switch all the mouse option tabs to "-" (null) to reclaim middle-click functionality.
there is someone here working with tracks in pro tools. he seems to have followed the basic instructions/preferences (as far as i know) but every time he tries to hear/play anything, it says "error DAE 9035 has occurred." anyone know what that means exactly??
Would it be possible to have instructions for setting up the Kurzweil keyboards on here?
I have spent approxminately 6 hours figuring this out so I hope someone else finds this of use.
PROBLEM: I downloaded a file in MPEG or .mpg video format and am trying to use Quicktime to export or convert it to a MOV or .mov quicktime video file that I can edit in Final Cut Pro. The sound is fine and I can hear the sound in Quicktime in the MPG format but when I convert it to MOV or .mov, I can not find the sound or audio file or the sound or audio track did not copy or convert into my new MOV or .mov Quicktime file.
(I apologize for using multiple synonyms for the same thing but I'm trying to include lots of keywords so people can find this post.)
SOLUTION: First, I'll describe why this is happening. Skip to the next paragraph if you just want to fix it. Here's the issue. After you open the MPEG in Quicktime, click Apple-J or just go to the Window menu and scroll down to Show Movie Properties. In the window that pops up you will notice that it says the MPEG file is a Muxed track. If you want to know what "Muxed" means, ask somebody who cares. Bottom line, it means you can't export the audio unless you have Quicktime Pro. You can also confirm that the sound is unextractable by going to the File menu, scrolling down to Export... and clicking the Options near the bottom right corner of the dialog box that appears. You will notice the Sound section is grayed out and can't be exported. I have downloaded and tried a half-dozen programs that won't export the MPEG file to any other format without losing the sound and I'm too cheap to buy Quicktime Pro so I'm screwed right?
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO: Download MPEG Streamclip 1.3.1 at http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24055&mode=feedback
If it's not there, Google it and hope for the best. It's freeware and hopefully won't cause any of the computers to explode. From there it's simple: Just open up the download file, open the program, then go to File -> Open Files... Find the file, open it. Go to File -> Export to Quicktime... Get the options the way you want them and click Make Movie.
Your new MOV file should have sound, from there you're on your own.
The classroom next door to the MML (w/ the projector, etc) has had problems all year with one thing or another. Unfortunately, I'm too incompetent to solve them so I'll post to the blog for help.
Today's problem: How do we get the sound to work?
I checked System Preferences and all seemed to be OK. Audio output was set to Built-In Audio and Digital Out and the volume was turned all the way up. The only connection that seemed like it may have been unplugged was one leading from a port on the wall toward the M-box. We attempted plugging that in there to no avail. Any advice on what to try next time? Also, Edrex, you're out of tape (the sticky kind not the video kind).
To move files from one machine in the MML to another follow these 10 steps.
Note: This only works on machines that are NET BOOTED.
Note: please make sure you turn file sharing OFF once you have moved the files.
1. On the machine with the files you want to move (mac #1), go to the apple menu / system preferences / sharing.
2. click on the lock at the bottom of the screen and enter (name: mml_temp) (password: mml_temp)
3. click the "on" box next to "personal file sharing"
4. Make a note of the network address. (10.10.10....)
5. On the machine you want to move files to (mac #2) press command K, (or use the “go” menu in the finder and choose “connect to server”)
6. Type in afp:// and the network address from mac #1. For example: afp://10.10.10.16/
7. Log in as name: mml_temp password: mml_temp
8. Choose “tempwork” from the list and hit “okay” this should place the tempwork drive icon on the desktop of mac #2, and you can copy files from tempwork on mac #1 to tempwork on mac #2.
9. When you are done transferring, on mac #2 drag the tempwork icon (for mac #1) to the trash.
10. Then go back to mac #1 and uncheck personal file sharing and lock the sharing control panel.
Someone was having a bit of trouble scanning into the computer upstairs and when it was restarted, we were unable to log into the "VA" username. I was wondering if anyone knows what the passwords were to "VA" and "VA152" as this problem has occured before.
So if you'd like to get VHS material into FCP, here's what you need to do!
First, in Audio/Video Settings in the FCP menu, go to Device Control Presets and change the setting from FireWire DV to Non-Controllable Device (make sure it shows up with a check mark next to it). Then, on the deck itself, switch the mode from F-1 to L-1. You should then be able to capture directly by hitting Capture Now in the Log and Capture window.